Episode 07 | Part Two: Marc Randolph

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Jason wraps up his conversation with Marc Randolph, the host & author of That Will Never Work and the co-founder of Netflix. In part two, Marc talks about the differences between being an entrepreneur today than when he started, the most important things he looks for in whether to invest in a company, and what motivated him to write a book and host a podcast.

About Marc Randolph: Although best known as the co-founder and first CEO of Netflix, Marc Randolph’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades. He’s founded or co-founded half a dozen other successful start-ups, including, most recently, Looker Data Sciences, which was sold to Google in 2019 for $2.6B. He is currently mentoring a handful of other early-stage companies, has advised hundreds of other entrepreneurs, is an active seed investor in startups all over the world, the author of the bestselling memoir That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea, and the host of the new podcast, That Will Never Work, where he dispenses advice, encouragement, and tough love to struggling entrepreneurs. The podcast hit number 5 on the “Top Entrepreneur Podcasts” Charts in the US.

When not surfing, mountain biking or backcountry skiing, Marc is a frequent speaker at industry events; works extensively with young entrepreneur programs; and sits on the boards of the environmental advocacy group 1% for the Planet, and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).